Videodrome

Videodrome

DVD - 1998
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Cable TV programmer Max Renn seeks out the ultimate in bizarre shows for his channel. He meets a mysterious supplier named Harlan who gives him access to an underground sex and violence network called "Videodrome."

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Aka_Aka_Aka Oct 24, 2016

To say that this one could have been a whole lot better would be an understatement. Though a little sick & twisted - It did have its interesting moments.

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RobSW
Nov 25, 2015

I've seen this about three times now and I still lose track of what's going on half-way through. Seems I'm not the only one though.

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JLMason
Feb 15, 2015

Except for the sex and violence, this reminded me of the Sci Fi B movies of the 50's and 60's. The acting is over the top and plot is laughable. One could be kind and say that it anticipates reality television and the increasing need to shock and titillate. I gave it an extra star for early screen roles by future Canadian TV stars Sonja Smits and Julie Khaner.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Nov 04, 2014

Almost a prequel to "EXistenZ", it is the same ideas of corporation/media vs. society and technology vs. biology. James Woods is excellent and the practical effects are bloody and disturbing.

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eusebius
Dec 14, 2013

It's wonderful to see Cronenberg as a young director working out some of the themes that are found in his mature work. Here the gun in the gut seems to look forward to the fantasy device in 'eXistence'. James Woods and Deborah Harry are entirely sympathetic to Cronenberg's intentions.

rocknrollphilip Mar 27, 2013

I dig this film. Very nice performance by Deborah Harry.

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AtomicFez
Aug 08, 2011

An odd film. Given it stars James Woods and is written and directed by Cronenberg, what else would one expect, however? Oddly paced, somewhat un-even, but prescient examination of media's potential as society's mirror and simultaneous influencer / ruler. Disturbing, but with a point.

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Aug 08, 2011

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